Brokerage Executive Vice-President
License # 01180340
Nico specializes in representing companies in the acquisition, leasing, sale & disposition of commercial real estate throughout LA County with a focus on office and flex product. In both 2020 & 2019, he was awarded the Everest Club designation that is a Top Ten Producer nationally for Colliers. Recently, he represented Microsoft with leases in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara and Playa Vista, CENTRL Office in Arts District in downtown LA, FTI Consulting in Century City as well as Downtown LA, Titmouse Animation in Burbank, North Hollywood and Hollywood and EIKON Productions in Burbank to name a few. Nico started his commercial real estate career in Los Angeles in 1994 and has over 26 years of experience. He was born, raised and currently resided in Los Angeles. His experience includes over 28 million square feet of leasing and sale transactions, which includes high-rises in downtown LA, mid-rises in Pasadena, studios in Burbank and creative office space in Santa Monica. He is dedicated to providing his clients proven results while maximizing leverage and minimizing risk.
Nico is an engaged member of Urban Land Institute, CoreNet Global, LACRA, the Jonathan Club and also actively involved in supporting several charitable organizations like Shane's Inspiration, Reef Check & Heal The Bay.
He has been happily married to his best friend for over 14 years and has an amazing 10 year old daughter. He graduated from CU Boulder in 1992 and Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1988. He is an avid waterman (surfer & Scuba Divemaster) & mountaineer (fly angler, mountain biker & skier) and enjoys the outdoors and all that entire planet Earth has to offer.
As a top producing broker in Los Angeles, I have received the following awards:
- Colliers Everest Club Top 10% Producer (2019 and 2020)
- Colliers Max Green Circle of Excellence (2014-2020)
- Top Ten Producer in Los Angeles (2004-2012), CBRE
- Top 225 Producer in the Nation (2009), CBRE
- “Top 75 Brokers” (2004 & 2008), Real Estate Southern California
- Unity Award (2002), Insignia/ESG
- San Gabriel Valley Broker of the Year (2002-2005)
- CoStar Power Broker (10+ years)
- Rising Star Award (1996), Los Angeles Business Journal
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR), CoreNet Global
Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR), CoreNet Global
Memberships & Involvements
Nico previously held board positions with two non-profit organizations: Shane’s Inspiration and Reef Check, where he still maintains active membership. Shane's Inspiration develops playgrounds across the U.S. for children with disabilities and Reef Check promotes saving both coral and rocky oceanic reef ecosystems. He also supports City of Hope, Luminaries benefitting the Doheny Eye Institute and Heal the Bay. He is also a member of the Jonathan Club, Los Angeles Town Hall, the American Oceans Campaign, the Surfrider Foundation, Loyola Alumni Association and University of Colorado’s Buff Club.
- Access Property Services
- Blue Print Post
- Cascadia Capital
- Cusumano Real Estate Partners
- Eclipse Advertising
- FTI Consulting
- Lather, Inc.
- Lion Real Estate Group
- Meylan Davitt Jain Areivan & Kim
- Northern Trust
- ONNI Group
- Reading International
- Rising Real Estate Partners
- Second Street Ventures
- Titmouse Animation
- Vulcan Materials
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Worthe Real Estate Group
“Nico is a dynamic presence in the commercial real estate arena. As a real estate attorney, I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of projects. His knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and of the Los Angeles area in particular, is superb. He is the consummate professional who knows everyone in town and who delivers fantastic results for his clients. I would highly recommend Nico.” —Tim McGinity, Partner, Allen Matkins
Los Angeles - Downtown
Nick is an Associate based in Colliers Downtown Los Angeles Office and partners with Nico Vilgiate. Nick began working with Vilgiate in 2017 while studying at the University of Southern California. After earning his degree in Real Estate Development, Nick was brought on full time to join Vilgiate's team.
Throughout his time at Colliers he has represented institutional and private landlords as well as corporate occupiers throughout Los Angeles. His primary responsibilities include sourcing and pursuing new business opportunities on both the landlord and occupier side of the business.